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LG G Flex.. Hands-On

LG G Flex.. Hands-On | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"LG was pitching a few benefits from the curved design: it’s a natural shape for voice calls, and the slight proximity to your mouth could yield a gain of 3 decibels. When watching videos, the curvature makes the experience more “immersive” says LG, which also builds a curved OLED TV for the same reason."

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OPPO N1 limited edition smartphone running CyanogenMod ships in December

OPPO N1 limited edition smartphone running CyanogenMod ships in December | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"OPPO has now announced that the limited edition version of the N1 that runs CyanogenMod right out-of-the-box will be available to purchase in December along with the standard version of the smartphone. There will be a version of the smartphone that comes with CyanogenMod preinstalled, but not running right out-of-the-box, it won’t be a limited edition device."

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Huawei Unveils Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone 8 Device

Huawei Unveils Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone 8 Device | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Huawei today unveiled Huawei Ascend W2, a new Windows Phone 8 smartphone. The Huawei Ascend W2 brings a burst of color to the smartphone experience, offering a range of vibrant finishes including black, blue, yellow, and red. The Huawei Ascend W2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core 1.4GHz processor, a 4.3" IPS display and comes with 7GB free SkyDrive cloud storage."

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Blackberry Z30 to arrive at Verizon in November

Blackberry Z30 to arrive at Verizon in November | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Blackberry introduced its new Z30 smartphone back in September, and starting next month enthusiasts will be able to grab it exclusively from Verizon. With the handset comes a 5-inch HD display, as well as options for those who want to go with monthly device payments over a typical two-year contract."

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Samsung ATIV S Neo hits AT&T with Windows Phone 8

Samsung ATIV S Neo hits AT&T with Windows Phone 8 | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"This week the folks at AT&T have announced that they’ll be bringing the next-generation ATIV S Neo to the market with Samsung’s manufacturing finesse. This Windows Phone 8 device will be bringing on a 4.77-inch HD display with an 8 megapixel camera on its back and a 1.9 megapixel camera up front. This device will also be coming with a set of built-in apps like the full Microsoft Office suite."

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Archos new Titanium smartphone budget series.. Jelly Bean, Dual-SIM support

Archos new Titanium smartphone budget series.. Jelly Bean, Dual-SIM support | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Archos has rolled out the red carpet for four new budget smartphones under the new Titanium series. The phones are being targeted at those who don’t want to shell out for higher end handsets, but who need certain aspects to be robust in their offerings.."

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2 Comparison

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. LG G2 Comparison | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"So you want an Android smartphone with a bigger than average display and all the high end amenities like a high quality rear camera, full HD display, and fast 4G LTE. Both the LG G2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fit the bill, but there are some important differences."

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LG G Pro Lite features 5.5-inch screen and 3140 mAh battery

LG G Pro Lite features 5.5-inch screen and 3140 mAh battery | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"LG has gone official with the new LG G Pro Lite smartphone. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch screenwith a resolution of 960 x 540, and it has some of the same hardware found in the LG Optimus G Pro. We reviewed the LG Optimus G Pro in May. One of the key features is the large battery, which should give the device and impressively long run time."

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Samsung Galaxy Mega heads to MetroPCS

Samsung Galaxy Mega heads to MetroPCS | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"If you’re the sort of mobile phone user that the prefers to use prepaid networks rather than being tied down to a contract for several years, word has surfaced that MetroPCS is set to get the new Samsung smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Mega has turned up running MetroPCS branded software indicating that the phone will be hitting the network relatively soon."

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BLU Studio 5.5 phone is large, off-contract, priced to move

BLU Studio 5.5 phone is large, off-contract, priced to move | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"BLU Products has announced its latest in its Studio series, a 5.5″ no-contract phone pricing in at just $179—an extremely reasonable tag for such a huge screen. A respectable entry-level phone for the big-screen fans, the BLU Studio 5.5 is available in 80s neon yellow sports car, 80s lipstick pink, 80s ski boot blue, 80s chic faux leather white tablecloth, and this-century charcoal-for-poindexters (not the official color names.)"

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LG 'G Flex' phone with flexible 6-inch display rumored for unveiling next month

LG 'G Flex' phone with flexible 6-inch display rumored for unveiling next month | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Been wondering what LG was doing with that flexible display technology it showed off at SID? Apparently it was working on the G Flex, a 6-inch smartphone with a curved screen. The typically innominate "person familiar with the company's launch plans" told CNET the device will be announced in November.."

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Galaxy Note 3 release dates, prices and deals – all you need to know about the U.S. launch

Galaxy Note 3 release dates, prices and deals – all you need to know about the U.S. launch | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"The Galaxy Note 3 will soon be available from various U.S. carriers and electronics retailers, so in what follows you’ll be able to compare existing launch offers for Samsung’s newest flagship handset in the region.

In the U.S., the Galaxy Note 3 has already been available for pre-order from various carriers including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile, so in case you have already purchased the handset, you should receive it in the following days."

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State of mobile 2013 (infographic)

State of mobile 2013 (infographic) | Mobile IT | Scoop.it
HUGE infographic about mobile adoption, vendors and platforms, mobile usage, business, e-commerce, payments and advertising.
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What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones?

What is the next major breakthrough for smartphones? | Mobile IT | Scoop.it
We take a look at some of the technological developments and research that could lead to the next big breakthrough for smartphones. Improved batteries, flexible displays and more.
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Google Nexus 5 Review

Google Nexus 5 Review | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"You get what you pay for, and sometimes a bit more when it's a Google Nexus product. The new Nexus 5, based very loosely on the lovely LG G2 and made by LG, is a bargain of a phone though it's not perfect. The Nexus 5 has a 5 inch full HD IPS display, the latest generation Snapdragon 800 quad core CPU with Adreno 330 graphics, 2 gigs of RAM, LTE 4G on a host of bands, a front 1.3MP camera and a rear 8MP camera with LED flash."

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Google announces the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.. (hands-on video)

Google announces the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4.. (hands-on video) | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"It's about time. The Google-backed and LG-manufactured Nexus 5 is now really a reality, after countless rumors and leaks (a few of them coming from Google itself). The new device, which predictably boasts the latest and greatest version of Android known as KitKat (or 4.4, if you're so inclined), takes its place in the spotlight in place of the Nexus 4."

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LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties

LG G Flex announced, claims self-healing properties | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"LG has officially released specs for G Flex, the company’s long-rumored curved-screen smartphone. The phone is curved along the horizontal axis, features an unusual lockscreen with direct-to-app pinching, and in an homage to X-Men’s Wolverine “self-heals” scratches in its outer casing. The phone joins Samsung’s Galaxy Round among the first curved-screen smartphones that will reach consumers."

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Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on

Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Nokia’s new flagship Lumia 1520 is big news and a big phone. The company’s first “phablet” Windows Phone, it marks the debut of official 1080p screen support in version 8.1 of Microsoft’s platform, not to mention a further distillation of Nokia’s investment into PureView camera technology down into the mass market. It’s also the device that Nokia hopes will rival top-tier iPhone and Android handsets that, so far, it has struggled to compete with."

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Sony Announces Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.. US Availability

Sony Announces Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.. US Availability | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Sony Mobile today announced it'll bing its premium waterproof smartphones, Xperia Z Ultra and Xperia Z1 to the U.S. Both Android smartphones feature waterproof and will be sold as unlocked devices in the U.S. market."

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iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Comparison Smackdown

iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Comparison Smackdown | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"Here's a comparison that will have fanboys up in arms: the iPhone 5s vs. the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Both have rabid followings and are top smartphones for the fall of 2013. The iPhone brings the usual classy metal chassis, sharp and outdoor viewable Retina display and the giant App Store and iTunes ecosystems in tow. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the king of the phablets, particularly if you're looking for a super-sized smartphone with a digital pen."

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LG G2 and Moto X both drop to just $99 in the U.S., via Amazon

LG G2 and Moto X both drop to just $99 in the U.S., via Amazon | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking for a great deal on a high-end Android device and don’t mind signing a contract with a carrier, Amazon has you covered. The e-tailer has now slashed down the prices on two flagship handsets – the LG G2 and the Moto X."

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Sony Xperia Z1.. touted to deliver a “true compact camera performance”

Sony Xperia Z1.. touted to deliver a “true compact camera performance” | Mobile IT | Scoop.it
Smartphone cameras have been improving in their ability to capture just the right moment you’re looking for over the past couple of years, with Nokia making the biggest leap in offering a smartphone with a high resolution 41MP camera.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review - is it a tablet, or a phone?

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review - is it a tablet, or a phone? | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is the third iteration of Samsung's popularphablet series that has just become even bigger.

With its large 5.7in screen and S Pen stylus, the Note 3 is unashamedly a phablet that will stretch prospective buyers hands and pockets, but provide fast and fluid experience while its at it."

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LG G2 camera hands-on: OIS, back-facing shutter, 13MP up close

LG G2 camera hands-on: OIS, back-facing shutter, 13MP up close | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"One of the key ingredients for success for LG with the LG G2‘s release this Autumn is in its backside – and not just because it’s working with all of its physical buttons on its rear. Instead it’s because LG has made a big effort to show off its current-generation camera technology, complete with optical image stabilization, a back-facing shutter button (that’s the down-volume button, mind you), and a 13MP sensor."

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New Android Phones (September 2013)

New Android Phones (September 2013) | Mobile IT | Scoop.it

"September has been a very exciting month for mobile technology enthusiasts, and for Android as well. Hot off the heels of our IFA 2013 coverage, we had a quick stopover in Beijing where we got to spend some quality hands on time with Oppo‘s latest flagship, the Oppo N1. We also had the privilege to spend significant time with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and LG G2."

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